Robert Yang

Associate
San Francisco

P 415-579-5430 F 415-394-9401

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Robert Yang

Biography

Rob Yang is an associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Rob assists clients with complying with the matrix of laws governing privacy, security, and management of data. This includes advising on compliance questions involving the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA/CPRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA), the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws. He is also an active member of the firm’s Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity Practice Group, focusing on issues pertaining to the CCPA.

Rob has handled cases from inception through resolution, including responding to data breaches and government inquiries. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Rob practiced insurance coverage law with a focus on cybersecurity, privacy, and data breaches. He counseled clients regarding coverage in connection with investigating and responding to incidents, including data breaches impacting personal information of individuals. Rob participated in developing strategy to defend companies in data breach class actions and investigations brought by regulators, including state attorney generals and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights.

Before becoming a lawyer, Rob worked as an engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While attending law school, he served as an articles editor on the Hastings International & Comparative Law Review. He also participated in the school’s “Startup Legal Garage” program, assisting small businesses and start-up companies in handling legal issues related to corporate and intellectual property law.

Honors and Recognitions

  • California Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" ( 2021-present)
  • Department of the Army, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2013)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Member
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Published Works

  • “LOT NETwork Too Big for Antitrust?” Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal (May 1, 2017) [Author]